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5th Mar '17 4:34:41 PM nombretomado
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'''''APB: All Points Bulletin''''' (now ''APB: Reloaded'') is a Massively Multiplayer Online Action Game, clearly inspired by the ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' series and developed by Real Time Worlds, creators of ''{{Crackdown}}''. The players can play either as [[CowboyCop Enforcers]] or as Criminals of [[CityOfAdventure San Paro]] for each side there are two factions (Prentiss Tigers and Praetorians for Enforcers, and G-Kings and Blood Roses for Criminals), each with its own bonuses and unlockable content.

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'''''APB: All Points Bulletin''''' (now ''APB: Reloaded'') is a Massively Multiplayer Online Action Game, clearly inspired by the ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' series and developed by Real Time Worlds, creators of ''{{Crackdown}}''.''VideoGame/{{Crackdown}}''. The players can play either as [[CowboyCop Enforcers]] or as Criminals of [[CityOfAdventure San Paro]] for each side there are two factions (Prentiss Tigers and Praetorians for Enforcers, and G-Kings and Blood Roses for Criminals), each with its own bonuses and unlockable content.
22nd Dec '16 7:15:17 AM Gosicrystal
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This game provides examples of:
* AKA47 - Both the cars and weapons are fictional, but you can recognize at least the [=AK47=], H&K USP, G36, [=MP7=], Desert Eagle and fifth-generation Ford Mustang (named "Patriot Jericho" in the game).
* AndYourRewardIsClothes - In the original gaining standing with organizations and spending time in the clothing editor gave you customizable clothes, while gaining standing with contacts gave you preset ones, in case you're lazy and don't want to fiddle with the editor, but still have something decent-looking on. Preordering also granted you two different sets of clothing, one for Criminal characters, one for Enforcers. Original closed beta testers also got a special shirt called "The Lousy Shirt," which says "I was in the APB beta and all I got was... MULTIPLE BULLET WOUNDS" (beta testers for the Reloaded version received a permanent shotgun instead). In the Reloaded version all clothes, predesigned and designable are now unlocked via contact standing, forcing you to grind hours to get access to things like boots.
** With 1.8.0 you can also now give your guns some preset skins for cosmetics. Almost all are cash-shop only, but a few can be unlocked through ranking progression or finishing a weapon role.
* ArmorIsUseless - The game offers bullet proof vests for both sexes as cloth items and the ARMAS shop offers a full suit. They are purely cosmetic and offer no real protection ingame.
* ArmsDealer - Tyron Sennet and Grayson Fell. Since the introduction of the Joker Shop in the Reloaded version, the eponymous Wilde, creator of Wilde Designs. Her family also owns Obeya.
* ArtificialStupidity - and how! The civilian [=NPCs=] have a tendency to run straight in front of your car, your firefight, or call the police... when you are the police.
* AwesomeButImpractical - The OSMAW rocket launcher can one-shot virtually anything if it hits, but it only carries 4 rockets, and features a lengthy wind-up time upon firing. Very few vehicles in San Paro can withstand a rocket, but its epicenter radius of 2 meters means you'll essentially need direct impacts to kill soft targets normally. This is... not easy due to [[PainfullySlowProjectile painfully slow projectiles]].
** The LTL weapons might also count. They are harder to use than the regular weapons but there is nothing more satisfying than arresting a crim. Not to mention the standing and cash bonuses.
* AxCrazy - Lilith Bloodrose. An interesting BewareTheNiceOnes example, as she often tells you to kill people in an eerily calm voice.
* BagOfSpilling: [=GamersFirst=] allows you to import your character from the retail version. You keep your clothes and some other customizations, but lose all your gear, including cars.
** Which happend because several gameplay aspects were changed. For example damage enhancing mods are gone completely and the mod that increased stun recovery became a permanent ability of player characters.
* BigBadWannabe - Seung Bloodrose. He's constantly rambling about how he's better than his cousin Jeung and how he's gonna build his own empire one day.
** Jeung himself has shades of this aswell, since he thinks he is leading the Blood Roses, completely unaware of the fact that Simeone technically displaced him in hierarchy, and Simeone himself is being manipulated by Luke Waskawi.
* BlingBlingBang - Most guns can be equipped with a gold skin, complete with either wooden or black synthetic furniture. The cash-shop [=ACT44=] Golden Marksman established the trope before the skins were introducing, being a Desert Eagle clone with an extended barrel, scope, and gold finish.
* BloodKnight - Tiptoe. She simply loves fighting the Enforcers and causing mahyem, what prevents her from being AxCrazy like Lilith is that she is completely sane and well aware of what she is doing and causing.
* BlownAcrossTheRoom - All player characters are subject to ragdolls upon death. Also, bullets have a set force that will affect ragdolls (but not living, breathing players). Shooting and killing someone in mid-air with one of the sniper rifles will send the body flying several meters. Other weapons can do it too, but just not as often.

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!! This game provides examples of:
of:

* AKA47 - AKA47: Both the cars and weapons are fictional, but you can recognize at least the [=AK47=], H&K USP, G36, [=MP7=], Desert Eagle and fifth-generation Ford Mustang (named "Patriot Jericho" in the game).
* AndYourRewardIsClothes - AndYourRewardIsClothes: In the original gaining standing with organizations and spending time in the clothing editor gave you customizable clothes, while gaining standing with contacts gave you preset ones, in case you're lazy and don't want to fiddle with the editor, but still have something decent-looking on. Preordering also granted you two different sets of clothing, one for Criminal characters, one for Enforcers. Original closed beta testers also got a special shirt called "The Lousy Shirt," which says "I was in the APB beta and all I got was... MULTIPLE BULLET WOUNDS" (beta testers for the Reloaded version received a permanent shotgun instead). In the Reloaded version all clothes, predesigned and designable are now unlocked via contact standing, forcing you to grind hours to get access to things like boots.
**
boots. With 1.8.0 you can also now give your guns some preset skins for cosmetics. Almost all are cash-shop only, but a few can be unlocked through ranking progression or finishing a weapon role.
* ArmorIsUseless - ArmorIsUseless: The game offers bullet proof vests for both sexes as cloth items and the ARMAS shop offers a full suit. They are purely cosmetic and offer no real protection ingame.
* ArmsDealer - ArmsDealer: Tyron Sennet and Grayson Fell. Since the introduction of the Joker Shop in the Reloaded version, the eponymous Wilde, creator of Wilde Designs. Her family also owns Obeya.
* ArtificialStupidity - and how! ArtificialStupidity: The civilian [=NPCs=] have a tendency to run straight in front of your car, your firefight, or call the police... when you are the police.
* AwesomeButImpractical - AwesomeButImpractical:
**
The OSMAW rocket launcher can one-shot virtually anything if it hits, but it only carries 4 rockets, and features a lengthy wind-up time upon firing. Very few vehicles in San Paro can withstand a rocket, but its epicenter radius of 2 meters means you'll essentially need direct impacts to kill soft targets normally. This is... not easy due to [[PainfullySlowProjectile painfully slow projectiles]].
** The LTL weapons might also count. They are harder to use than the regular weapons but there is nothing more satisfying than arresting a crim. Not to mention the standing and cash bonuses.
* AxCrazy - AxCrazy: Lilith Bloodrose. An interesting BewareTheNiceOnes example, as she often tells you to kill people in an eerily calm voice.
* BagOfSpilling: [=GamersFirst=] allows you to import your character from the retail version. You keep your clothes and some other customizations, but lose all your gear, including cars.
**
cars. Which happend happened because several gameplay aspects were changed. For example example, damage enhancing mods are gone completely and the mod that increased stun recovery became a permanent ability of player characters.
* BigBadWannabe - BigBadWannabe:
**
Seung Bloodrose. He's constantly rambling about how he's better than his cousin Jeung and how he's gonna build his own empire one day.
** Jeung himself has shades of this aswell, this, since he thinks he is leading the Blood Roses, completely unaware of the fact that Simeone technically displaced him in hierarchy, and Simeone himself is being manipulated by Luke Waskawi.
* BlingBlingBang - BlingBlingBang: Most guns can be equipped with a gold skin, complete with either wooden or black synthetic furniture. The cash-shop [=ACT44=] Golden Marksman established the trope before the skins were introducing, being a Desert Eagle clone with an extended barrel, scope, and gold finish.
* BloodKnight - BloodKnight: Tiptoe. She simply loves fighting the Enforcers and causing mahyem, what prevents her from being AxCrazy like Lilith is that she is completely sane and well aware of what she is doing and causing.
* BlownAcrossTheRoom - BlownAcrossTheRoom: All player characters are subject to ragdolls upon death. Also, bullets have a set force that will affect ragdolls (but not living, breathing players). Shooting and killing someone in mid-air with one of the sniper rifles will send the body flying several meters. Other weapons can do it too, but just not as often.



* BreakOutTheMuseumPiece - The Colby M-1922. The one you get from Tip Toe is even stated to be stolen from a museum.
* BribingYourWayToVictory - APB has "G1 credits" you can use to buy neat stuff with. It's not really needed though, as a player with decent marksmanship skills can take on any foe with the starting rifle.

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* BreakOutTheMuseumPiece - BreakOutTheMuseumPiece: The Colby M-1922. The one you get from Tip Toe is even stated to be stolen from a museum.
* BribingYourWayToVictory - BribingYourWayToVictory:
**
APB has "G1 credits" you can use to buy neat stuff with. It's not really needed though, as a player with decent marksmanship skills can take on any foe with the starting rifle.



* BunnyEarsLawyer - Many player characters look rather weird or hillarious, however this doesn't stop their players from being good at the game.
* CarFu - For a good start of Mark Rein's video, someone gets run over for the lulz. The same thing happens in TheStinger for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTtb2O5J548 PAX'09 trailer.]] This can be surprisingly difficult to pull off due to the flighty driving physics (think Franchise/{{Halo}} 3), but merely touching someone with a speeding car can kill them.
* CityOfAdventure - San Paro.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience - Enforcer characters on the concept art usually wear white and blue, Criminal characters - black and red.

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* BunnyEarsLawyer - BunnyEarsLawyer: Many player characters look rather weird or hillarious, however this doesn't stop their players from being good at the game.
* CarFu - CarFu: For a good start of Mark Rein's video, someone gets run over for the lulz. The same thing happens in TheStinger for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTtb2O5J548 PAX'09 trailer.]] This can be surprisingly difficult to pull off due to the flighty driving physics (think Franchise/{{Halo}} 3), but merely touching someone with a speeding car can kill them.
* CityOfAdventure - %%* CityOfAdventure: San Paro.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience - ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Enforcer characters on the concept art usually wear white and blue, blue. Criminal characters - characters, black and red.



* CoolCar - Muscle cars, sports cars, [=SUVs=], take your pick.
* CowboyCop - [[MemeticMutation A Cowboy Cop Is You]] if you play as an Enforcer.
* CrapsackWorld - San Paro might be sunny all year long, but the world is not pretty to live in. When murderous psychopaths are displayed on the covers of fashion magazines for their stylish clothes you know something is definetly wrong.
* CurbStompBattle - Matchmaking can easily result in new players with little experience and just the starter guns to face well coordinated well armed veterans, resulting in this. The steep learning curve doesn't help either and the developer have on multiple instances admited that this is a problem.
* DarkSkinnedRedhead - Pagan Bloodrose.
* TheDitz - Britney Bloodrose. Said to be talentless, clingy and not very bright. Also speaks with a ValleyGirl accent. Veronika Lee is another ValleyGirl, but marginally smarter and much more badass. She is also more self-aware of it than Britney.

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* CoolCar - CoolCar: Muscle cars, sports cars, [=SUVs=], take your pick.
* CowboyCop - CowboyCop: [[MemeticMutation A Cowboy Cop Is You]] if you play as an Enforcer.
* CrapsackWorld - CrapsackWorld: San Paro might be sunny all year long, but the world is not pretty to live in. When murderous psychopaths are displayed on the covers of fashion magazines for their stylish clothes you know something is definetly wrong.
* CurbStompBattle - CurbStompBattle: Matchmaking can easily result in new players with little experience and just the starter guns to face well coordinated well armed veterans, resulting in this. The steep learning curve doesn't help either and the developer have on multiple instances admited that this is a problem.
* DarkSkinnedRedhead - DarkSkinnedRedhead: Pagan Bloodrose.
* TheDitz - TheDitz: Britney Bloodrose. Said to be talentless, clingy and not very bright. Also speaks with a ValleyGirl accent. Veronika Lee is another ValleyGirl, but marginally smarter and much more badass. She is also more self-aware of it than Britney.



* DoNotCallMePaul - "Don't call me Clarissa! It's Britney! BRIT-NEY!"
* DrivesLikeCrazy - Mark Rein's driver in the gameplay mentioned above. The city, as you may see, is designed just so the players can Drive Like Crazy: ramps to jump off from, gaps in highway barriers allowing you to drop to the street below, all sorts of random trash to be run over like in those [='70s=] movies and drainage canals for that ''Film/Terminator2Judgmentday''-kind-of chases.
* DudeWheresMyRespect - Subverted. Contacts will regulary send you E-mails when you level them, which indicate them warming up to you. This can go from simply inviting you to parties, to telling you secrets. Gaining their respect is actualy necessary for them to send up to the more important people.
* DummiedOut - Pagan Bloodrose and Simon Tran were removed a few patches ago. They used to deliver 'experimental' missions that G1 wanted to test out, but practically no one used them due to a lack of rewards and unlocks.

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* DoNotCallMePaul - DoNotCallMePaul: "Don't call me Clarissa! It's Britney! BRIT-NEY!"
* DrivesLikeCrazy - DrivesLikeCrazy: Mark Rein's driver in the gameplay mentioned above. The city, as you may see, is designed just so the players can Drive Like Crazy: ramps to jump off from, gaps in highway barriers allowing you to drop to the street below, all sorts of random trash to be run over like in those [='70s=] movies and drainage canals for that ''Film/Terminator2Judgmentday''-kind-of chases.
* DudeWheresMyRespect - DudeWheresMyRespect: Subverted. Contacts will regulary send you E-mails when you level them, which indicate them warming up to you. This can go from simply inviting you to parties, to telling you secrets. Gaining their respect is actualy necessary for them to send up to the more important people.
* DummiedOut - DummiedOut:
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Pagan Bloodrose and Simon Tran were removed a few patches ago. They used to deliver 'experimental' missions that G1 wanted to test out, but practically no one used them due to a lack of rewards and unlocks.



* EveryCarIsAPinto - Every car catches fire and then explodes if sufficiently damaged. It can be cleverly used to take out enemies taking cover behind one.

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* EveryCarIsAPinto - EveryCarIsAPinto: Every car catches fire and then explodes if sufficiently damaged. It can be cleverly used to take out enemies taking cover behind one.



* FlashedBadgeHijack - What happens when you jack a civilian car as an Enforcer. Criminals just unceremoniously toss the civilian out.
* FiringOneHanded - An odd example, only the criminals will fire the small-caliber pistols one-handed. Enforcers will always use their other hand to brace the same weapon. Played straight when firing out of cars - both factions will wield their pistols, [=SMGs=], and even assault rifles one-handed.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent - Being an open world MMO game these can be all over the place either on purpose or by accident.
* GasMaskMooks - With later patches the players can now look like this. Also, [=TipToe=] of the criminals wears one.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff - In universe, apperently the Prentiss Tigers are big in japan, including having their own anime series, with Devil Dog even being offered a spin off. In turn the Tigers preset clothes often have a stereotypical anime element.
* GenericGraffiti - Don't be surprised if you see a Pedo Bear, [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Shinra logo]], ComicBook/TheJoker or [[ItAmusedMe the Awesome Face]] sprayed on a wall or billboard up high.
* {{GIFT}} - This game seems to attract a good deal of whiny teenagers, trolls, idiots and "hardcore" "bro" gamers.
* GirlishPigtails - Two kinds of selectable hairstyle for female characters. [[TheDitz Britney Bloodrose]] has pink ones.
* GlasgowGrin - Double B. Britney Bloodrose has one drawn on.
* GoodFeelsGood - One part of the appeal of playing an Enforcer and arresting enemies rather than killing them.
* GuideDangIt - Figuring out which contacts and activities unlocked what was a major pain in the ass since the official guide (known only to the betatesters) was outdated anyway and the new version was still "coming soon". Thankfully the Reloaded version fixes this. You can hover your mouse for a second to see what rank in contact/badge you need. Also, when talking to contacts you have a list of what you can unlock at certain levels.

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* FlashedBadgeHijack - FlashedBadgeHijack: What happens when you jack a civilian car as an Enforcer. Criminals just unceremoniously toss the civilian out.
* FiringOneHanded - FiringOneHanded: An odd example, only the criminals will fire the small-caliber pistols one-handed. Enforcers will always use their other hand to brace the same weapon. Played straight when firing out of cars - both factions will wield their pistols, [=SMGs=], and even assault rifles one-handed.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent - FunnyBackgroundEvent: Being an open world MMO game these can be all over the place either on purpose or by accident.
* GasMaskMooks - GasMaskMooks: With later patches the players can now look like this. Also, [=TipToe=] of the criminals wears one.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff - In universe, GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: In-universe, apperently the Prentiss Tigers are big in japan, including having their own anime series, with Devil Dog even being offered a spin off. In turn the Tigers preset clothes often have a stereotypical anime element.
* GenericGraffiti - GenericGraffiti: Don't be surprised if you see a Pedo Bear, [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Shinra logo]], ComicBook/TheJoker or [[ItAmusedMe the Awesome Face]] sprayed on a wall or billboard up high.
* {{GIFT}} - {{GIFT}}: This game seems to attract a good deal of whiny teenagers, trolls, idiots and "hardcore" "bro" gamers.
* GirlishPigtails - GirlishPigtails: Two kinds of selectable hairstyle for female characters. [[TheDitz Britney Bloodrose]] has pink ones.
* GlasgowGrin - GlasgowGrin: Double B. Britney Bloodrose has one drawn on.
* GoodFeelsGood - GoodFeelsGood: One part of the appeal of playing an Enforcer and arresting enemies rather than killing them.
* GuideDangIt - GuideDangIt: Figuring out which contacts and activities unlocked what was a major pain in the ass since the official guide (known only to the betatesters) was outdated anyway and the new version was still "coming soon". Thankfully the Reloaded version fixes this. You can hover your mouse for a second to see what rank in contact/badge you need. Also, when talking to contacts you have a list of what you can unlock at certain levels.



* HatedHometown - A lot of dialogue involving the civilians will mention their hatred of the city (or at least, the ongoing conflict) and their desire to move away.
* HeelFaceTurn - Violet Prentiss, known earlier as Violet Bloodrose. Also, Wilson [=LeBoyce=].
* HotScoop - Terri Quan.
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes - With the right amount of customization, they can be impossibly cool.
* InVehicleInvulnerability - As long as you don't stick yourself out of the window to shoot enemies, you're completely protected.
* {{Itasha}} - With car customization, you can get impressive effects or abominations of various kinds. The latter are more common, although there are some gems in the marketplace. Formula D and FIA GT liveries are unusually common.
* JerkJock - The Prentiss Tigers take it up a notch. Those guys look like jocks and cheerleaders... and they are The Law.
* LawEnforcementInc - The City Secruity Act has essentialy opened the door for this in San Paro. The city itselfs hires anyone willing to help them against the Crims as long as they finance themself. The Praetorian are private military contractor trying to become the new regular police of San Paro and the the Prentiss Tigers are turning law enforcement into a franchise.
* LevelGrinding -

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* HatedHometown - HatedHometown: A lot of dialogue involving the civilians will mention their hatred of the city (or at least, the ongoing conflict) and their desire to move away.
* HeelFaceTurn - HeelFaceTurn: Violet Prentiss, known earlier as Violet Bloodrose. Also, Wilson [=LeBoyce=].
* HotScoop - %%* HotScoop: Terri Quan.
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes - ImpossiblyCoolClothes: With the right amount of customization, they can be impossibly cool.
* InVehicleInvulnerability - InVehicleInvulnerability: As long as you don't stick yourself out of the window to shoot enemies, you're completely protected.
* {{Itasha}} - {{Itasha}}: With car customization, you can get impressive effects or abominations of various kinds. The latter are more common, although there are some gems in the marketplace. Formula D and FIA GT liveries are unusually common.
* JerkJock - JerkJock: The Prentiss Tigers take it up a notch. Those guys look like jocks and cheerleaders... and they are The Law.
* LawEnforcementInc - LawEnforcementInc: The City Secruity Act has essentialy opened the door for this in San Paro. The city itselfs hires anyone willing to help them against the Crims as long as they finance themself. The Praetorian are private military contractor trying to become the new regular police of San Paro and the the Prentiss Tigers are turning law enforcement into a franchise.
* LevelGrinding -LevelGrinding:



* LethalJokeItem - The Hohoho-PGL and Snowball from the Christmas Event 2012 are this. The Hohoho-PGL is a reskinned O-PGL which instead of deadly grenades fires snowballs and has a 1 second timer making shots with it incredible hard to pull off. The snowball meanwhile is a grenade replacement which can only damage upon direct impact. However both weapons can one-hit kill players depending on how far they fly and in most cases at least stun the enemy making a second shot easier. Making both DifficultButAwesome.
* LostForever - All gear earned from the original incarnation of [=APB=]. The game was thought to be this until [=GamersFirst=] picked it up.
** The removale of the gear however makes sense since several key aspects had been changed including the removale of certain mods for balancing sake.
* MamaBear - More like Little Sister Bear: when Double B was a kid, some punks killed her brother. She ran away, came back with a SawedOffShotgun and killed every last one of them.
* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]] - Charlotte Bloodrose.
* MiniDressOfPower - Lilith Bloodrose, Charlotte Bloodrose, Akiko X and Violet Prentiss, and considering the female player characters are {{Action Girl}}s by the virtue of jacking cars and running people over alone, their minidresses can be considered a power element.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast - Pagan, Lilith, Sabbat...
* NotSoDifferent - Mayor Jane Derren and Luke Waskawi. From what we learn from in-game emails covering lore, they both want a 'better' San Paro. The difference between the two is that Derren wants to root out corruption and save the current city, while Waskawi wants to tear everything down and start anew.
* ObfuscatingStupidity - Tiptoe. Her entire e-mails are barebone, full of spelling errors and make her look like a violent imbecile. However fully leveling her and recieving her final E-mail reveals that she made those on purpose and wonders if you really fell for it.
* OfCorsetsSexy - Charlotte and Lilith Bloodrose. Also, most players wear one on their female crims (if not decked out in military-grade tactical gear).
* OohMeAccentsSlipping - Grayson Fell sometimes speaks with an odd [[{{Scotireland}} Scotirish]] accent. Also, the supposedly Korean-American Seung and Jeung (especially the former) slip in and out of variously exaggerated generic Far Eastern accent.
* OutlawCouple - Charlotte and Jeung Bloodrose, the founders of Blood Roses.

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* LethalJokeItem - LethalJokeItem: The Hohoho-PGL and Snowball from the Christmas Event 2012 are this. The Hohoho-PGL is a reskinned O-PGL which instead of deadly grenades fires snowballs and has a 1 second timer making shots with it incredible hard to pull off. The snowball meanwhile is a grenade replacement which can only damage upon direct impact. However both weapons can one-hit kill players depending on how far they fly and in most cases at least stun the enemy making a second shot easier. Making both DifficultButAwesome.
* LostForever - All gear earned from the original incarnation of [=APB=]. The game was thought to be this until [=GamersFirst=] picked it up.
** The removale of the gear however makes sense since several key aspects had been changed including the removale of certain mods for balancing sake.
* MamaBear -
MamaBear: More like Little Sister Bear: when Double B was a kid, some punks killed her brother. She ran away, came back with a SawedOffShotgun and killed every last one of them.
* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]] - %%* ManipulativeBitch: Charlotte Bloodrose.
* MiniDressOfPower - MiniDressOfPower: Lilith Bloodrose, Charlotte Bloodrose, Akiko X and Violet Prentiss, and considering the female player characters are {{Action Girl}}s by the virtue of jacking cars and running people over alone, their minidresses can be considered a power element.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast - NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Pagan, Lilith, Sabbat...
* NotSoDifferent - NotSoDifferent: Mayor Jane Derren and Luke Waskawi. From what we learn from in-game emails covering lore, they both want a 'better' San Paro. The difference between the two is that Derren wants to root out corruption and save the current city, while Waskawi wants to tear everything down and start anew.
* ObfuscatingStupidity - ObfuscatingStupidity: Tiptoe. Her entire e-mails are barebone, full of spelling errors and make her look like a violent imbecile. However fully leveling her and recieving her final E-mail reveals that she made those on purpose and wonders if you really fell for it.
* OfCorsetsSexy - OfCorsetsSexy: Charlotte and Lilith Bloodrose. Also, most players wear one on their female crims (if not decked out in military-grade tactical gear).
* OohMeAccentsSlipping - OohMeAccentsSlipping: Grayson Fell sometimes speaks with an odd [[{{Scotireland}} Scotirish]] accent. Also, the supposedly Korean-American Seung and Jeung (especially the former) slip in and out of variously exaggerated generic Far Eastern accent.
* OutlawCouple - OutlawCouple: Charlotte and Jeung Bloodrose, the founders of Blood Roses.Roses.
* PermanentlyMissableContent: All gear earned from the original incarnation of [=APB=]. The removal of the gear, however, makes sense since several key aspects had been changed including the removal of certain mods for balancing sake.



* PrivateMilitaryContractors - The Praetorians.
* {{Rebellious Spirit}}s - The G-Kings. Poor ghetto kids who decided to stick it to the Man. And they're backed by the owner of a [[Series/TheSopranos garbage disposal company]]. Well played, Mr Benjamin.

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* PrivateMilitaryContractors - PrivateMilitaryContractors: The Praetorians.
* {{Rebellious Spirit}}s - Spirit}}s: The G-Kings. Poor ghetto kids who decided to stick it to the Man. And they're backed by the owner of a [[Series/TheSopranos garbage disposal company]]. Well played, Mr Benjamin.



* RedEyesTakeWarning - Britney Bloodrose, although she's an AffablyEvil [[TheDitz Ditz]]. Also popular with some players.
* RetiredBadass - Chiro. Ex-gangbanger who now owns a tattoo parlor and tips players off about new missions.

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* RedEyesTakeWarning - RedEyesTakeWarning: Britney Bloodrose, although she's an AffablyEvil [[TheDitz Ditz]]. Also popular with some players.
* RetiredBadass - RetiredBadass: Chiro. Ex-gangbanger who now owns a tattoo parlor and tips players off about new missions.



* RichBitch - Bonita Benjamin. The Bloodrose gang also has plenty of those.
* RummageSaleReject - One of the results of giving players such a wide customization option with their clothes.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere - Byron Bloodrose has this planned out with various backup plans should the luck of the Bloodroses end.
** Also Birth's reaction when he found out the people who wanted to sell his newest shirt designs were the same who produced an anime about the Prentiss Tigers who fight Bloodrose vampires and ugly G-King mutants.
* SelfMadeOrphan - Lilith Bloodrose.
* SoundtrackDissonance - When you'll hear songs like "Brindisi" and "Night on Bald Mountain", you will most probably ask yourself why the hell did the devs include those songs. Can be invoked if you upload your own dissonant tracks to play in-game.
* SplitPersonality - Strega Bloodrose. She often says that "Strega is out" while referring to herself by her real name, Jocasta, and calls the player "her own private {{ninja}} Strega shouldn't know about".
* {{Spoiled Brat}}s - The Bloodroses. They hang around in trendy clubs and commit crimes [[ForTheEvulz for laughs and just because they can.]]
** Bonita Benjamin also has elements of this.
* StandardStatusEffects - Enforcers can use Less-Than-Lethal armaments such as a taser pistol and a bean-bag rifle. These weapons can stun Criminals, leaving them helpless for a few seconds and able to be arrested by an Enforcer, giving them more than triple rewards compared to a kill and taking the Criminal out of the game for a longer period of time. Criminals universally consider these weapons {{Game Breaker}}s, despite the fact that the lethal counterparts to many LTL weapons often do the job faster with fewer rounds spent. This also has more irritation as the criminal is forced to kneel for several seconds helpless, allowing the enforcers plenty of time to abuse the game's numerous emote options.
* {{Stripperiffic}} - Well, for starters: Pagan and Lilith Bloodrose, expect the players to roll with it as well. There '''are''' {{CrossPlayer}}s out there after all.
* TattooedCrook - Lots of them, both players and NPC Contacts.
* TheMafia - Michael Simeone, the Bloodrose boss, is an ex-mafioso turned state witness. He's running a successful club and slowly getting back into "business"...
* TheManBehindTheMan - Luke Waskawi is this - and the UltimateEvil. He doesn't appear in the game directly, but is responsible for what the city became. After assassinating the mayor and spending twenty years in the slammer, he escaped and started manipulating both the G-Kings and the Blood Roses for his own gain.
* TheSmartGuy: Byron Bloodrose for the Crims, with a bit of TheStrategist mixed in. He is the brain behind a lot of the Bloodroses operation and their hacking expert. Also while he likes to tell you about the things he does for them in secret without ever becoming famous for it, he seems to be rather happy that way.
** The last email he sends you states that he's preparing to leave the Blood Roses for other endeavors, recognizing that the gang's continued success (and existence) is a fluke, and that luck is about to run out.
** Ernst "Mule" Templeton is also this, considering his extensive military background. He basically manages all the gear that gets shipped to the entire Praetorian force.
* {{Uncanceled}} - APB has been released into a Free To Play game under the title Reloaded by [=GamersFirst=].
* UnusableEnemyEquipment - Not actually weapons or mods, but clothes. Charlotte Bloodrose, Zombie, LaRocha and Sofia, unlike every other contact or NPC in the game, are not made with the character creator but direct copies of their concept art. As a result their unique clothes can not be used by players.
* VanityLicensePlate - Fully customizable, with 13 different backgrounds and allowing up to eight characters. The plates on Criminal sports car in the concept art actually say "[=STOL3N=]".
* ViceCity - And ''how!'' Wander through town and you'll have people diving vans into store fronts, stealing cars and engaging in massive gunfights and demolition derbies in the streets.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential -

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* RichBitch - RichBitch: Bonita Benjamin. The Bloodrose gang also has plenty of those.
* RummageSaleReject - RummageSaleReject: One of the results of giving players such a wide customization option with their clothes.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere - ScrewThisImOuttaHere:
**
Byron Bloodrose has this planned out with various backup plans should the luck of the Bloodroses end.
** Also Birth's reaction when he found out the people who wanted to sell his newest shirt designs were the same who produced an anime about the Prentiss Tigers who fight Bloodrose vampires and ugly G-King mutants.
* SelfMadeOrphan - %%* SelfMadeOrphan: Lilith Bloodrose.
* SoundtrackDissonance - SoundtrackDissonance: When you'll hear songs like "Brindisi" and "Night on Bald Mountain", you will most probably ask yourself why the hell did the devs include those songs. Can be invoked if you upload your own dissonant tracks to play in-game.
* SplitPersonality - SplitPersonality: Strega Bloodrose. She often says that "Strega is out" while referring to herself by her real name, Jocasta, and calls the player "her own private {{ninja}} Strega shouldn't know about".
* {{Spoiled Brat}}s - SpoiledBrat: The Bloodroses. They hang around in trendy clubs and commit crimes [[ForTheEvulz for laughs and just because they can.]]
** %%** Bonita Benjamin also has elements of this.
Benjamin.
* StandardStatusEffects - StandardStatusEffects: Enforcers can use Less-Than-Lethal armaments such as a taser pistol and a bean-bag rifle. These weapons can stun Criminals, leaving them helpless for a few seconds and able to be arrested by an Enforcer, giving them more than triple rewards compared to a kill and taking the Criminal out of the game for a longer period of time. Criminals universally consider these weapons {{Game Breaker}}s, despite the fact that the lethal counterparts to many LTL weapons often do the job faster with fewer rounds spent. This also has more irritation as the criminal is forced to kneel for several seconds helpless, allowing the enforcers plenty of time to abuse the game's numerous emote options.
* {{Stripperiffic}} - {{Stripperiffic}}: Well, for starters: Pagan and Lilith Bloodrose, expect the players to roll with it as well. There '''are''' {{CrossPlayer}}s out there after all.
* TattooedCrook - TattooedCrook: Lots of them, both players and NPC Contacts.
* TheMafia - TheMafia: Michael Simeone, the Bloodrose boss, is an ex-mafioso turned state witness. He's running a successful club and slowly getting back into "business"...
* TheManBehindTheMan - TheManBehindTheMan: Luke Waskawi is this - -- and the UltimateEvil. He doesn't appear in the game directly, but is responsible for what the city became. After assassinating the mayor and spending twenty years in the slammer, he escaped and started manipulating both the G-Kings and the Blood Roses for his own gain.
* TheSmartGuy: TheSmartGuy:
**
Byron Bloodrose for the Crims, with a bit of TheStrategist mixed in. He is the brain behind a lot of the Bloodroses operation and their hacking expert. Also while he likes to tell you about the things he does for them in secret without ever becoming famous for it, he seems to be rather happy that way.
**
way. The last email he sends you states that he's preparing to leave the Blood Roses for other endeavors, recognizing that the gang's continued success (and existence) is a fluke, and that luck is about to run out.
** Ernst "Mule" Templeton is also this, considering his extensive military background. He basically manages all the gear that gets shipped to the entire Praetorian force.
* {{Uncanceled}} - {{Uncanceled}}: APB has been released into a Free To Play game under the title Reloaded by [=GamersFirst=].
* UnusableEnemyEquipment - UnusableEnemyEquipment: Not actually weapons or mods, but clothes. Charlotte Bloodrose, Zombie, LaRocha and Sofia, unlike every other contact or NPC in the game, are not made with the character creator but direct copies of their concept art. As a result their unique clothes can not be used by players.
* VanityLicensePlate - VanityLicensePlate: Fully customizable, with 13 different backgrounds and allowing up to eight characters. The plates on Criminal sports car in the concept art actually say "[=STOL3N=]".
* ViceCity - ViceCity: And ''how!'' Wander through town and you'll have people diving vans into store fronts, stealing cars and engaging in massive gunfights and demolition derbies in the streets.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential -VideoGameCrueltyPotential:



* VirtualPaperDoll - ...is you, again!
* WellDoneSonGuy - Arlon Benjamin is this towards his son Harmon.
* WitnessProtection - Michael Simeone. See above.
* WrenchWench - Chiza. She liked boosting cars for joyrides (and not profit) prior to the formation of the Prentiss Tigers. Ophelia is another, entering in a self-modded car into San Paro's biggest race and winning the whole thing. Her brand, Ophelia Customs, produces the premium-shop cars.
* WretchedHive - San Paro, apparently. Not full-blown as many other examples, but most of the high-level criminal contacts are considered as celebrities by the rest of the public.
* AWorldHalfFull - Main mentality of the Prentiss Tigers.
** Surprisingly, also the mentality of the G-Kings. They really think they can change something to the better.
* {{Yandere}} - Charlotte Bloodrose. She's so possessive of Jeung that she set up her perceived rival, Violet Bloodrose, to be killed by another gang. Violet's not at all happy about this now. Neither are [[HeelFaceTurn her new friends from Prentiss Tigers]].
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair - Chung-Hee and Double B have blue hair. Most Criminal characters also have outrageous dye-jobs in other colors.
* ZettaiRyouiki - Akiko X and Lilith Bloodrose.

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* VirtualPaperDoll - ...VirtualPaperDoll: ...is you, again!
you!
* WellDoneSonGuy - WellDoneSonGuy: Arlon Benjamin is this towards his son Harmon.
* WitnessProtection - WitnessProtection: Michael Simeone. See above.
Simeone.
* WrenchWench - WrenchWench: Chiza. She liked boosting cars for joyrides (and not profit) prior to the formation of the Prentiss Tigers. Ophelia is another, entering in a self-modded car into San Paro's biggest race and winning the whole thing. Her brand, Ophelia Customs, produces the premium-shop cars.
* WretchedHive - WretchedHive: San Paro, apparently. Not full-blown as many other examples, but most of the high-level criminal contacts are considered as celebrities by the rest of the public.
* AWorldHalfFull - AWorldHalfFull:
**
Main mentality of the Prentiss Tigers.
** Surprisingly, also the mentality of the G-Kings. They really think they can change something to the better.
* {{Yandere}} - {{Yandere}}: Charlotte Bloodrose. She's so possessive of Jeung that she set up her perceived rival, Violet Bloodrose, to be killed by another gang. Violet's not at all happy about this now. Neither are [[HeelFaceTurn her new friends from Prentiss Tigers]].
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair - YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Chung-Hee and Double B have blue hair. Most Criminal characters also have outrageous dye-jobs in other colors.
* ZettaiRyouiki - ZettaiRyouiki: Akiko X and Lilith Bloodrose.
4th Oct '16 9:48:29 AM rjd1922
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'''''APB: All Points Bulletin'''''(now APB: Reloaded) is a Massively Multiplayer Online Action Game, clearly inspired by the ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' series and developed by Real Time Worlds, creators of ''{{Crackdown}}''. The players can play either as [[CowboyCop Enforcers]] or as Criminals of [[CityOfAdventure San Paro]] for each side there are two factions (Prentiss Tigers and Praetorians for Enforcers, and G-Kings and Blood Roses for Criminals), each with its own bonuses and unlockable content.

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'''''APB: All Points Bulletin'''''(now APB: Reloaded) Bulletin''''' (now ''APB: Reloaded'') is a Massively Multiplayer Online Action Game, clearly inspired by the ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' series and developed by Real Time Worlds, creators of ''{{Crackdown}}''. The players can play either as [[CowboyCop Enforcers]] or as Criminals of [[CityOfAdventure San Paro]] for each side there are two factions (Prentiss Tigers and Praetorians for Enforcers, and G-Kings and Blood Roses for Criminals), each with its own bonuses and unlockable content.
12th Jun '16 8:15:42 PM Doug86
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One of the most important features is customization. During a presentation on Game Developers Conference, the creators showed lookalikes of Creator/PeterMolyneux, [[Franchise/{{Ultima}} Richard Garriott]], [[VideoGame/DeusEx Warren Spector]] and [[SuperMarioBros Shigeru Miyamoto]], complete with logos of their respective companies (or, in Miyamoto's case, the Mario sprite and [[GoofyPrintUnderwear boxers with the 1UP mushroom pattern]]) on their clothing. In a later gameplay, [[Creator/EpicGames Mark Rein's]] character sports the [[VideoGame/{{Unreal}} U logo]] on his back.

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One of the most important features is customization. During a presentation on Game Developers Conference, the creators showed lookalikes of Creator/PeterMolyneux, [[Franchise/{{Ultima}} Richard Garriott]], [[VideoGame/DeusEx Warren Spector]] and [[SuperMarioBros [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Shigeru Miyamoto]], complete with logos of their respective companies (or, in Miyamoto's case, the Mario sprite and [[GoofyPrintUnderwear boxers with the 1UP mushroom pattern]]) on their clothing. In a later gameplay, [[Creator/EpicGames Mark Rein's]] character sports the [[VideoGame/{{Unreal}} U logo]] on his back.
21st May '16 11:31:21 PM Anddrix
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* GenericGraffiti - Don't be surprised if you see a Pedo Bear, [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Shinra logo]], SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker or [[ItAmusedMe the Awesome Face]] sprayed on a wall or billboard up high.

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* GenericGraffiti - Don't be surprised if you see a Pedo Bear, [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Shinra logo]], SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker or [[ItAmusedMe the Awesome Face]] sprayed on a wall or billboard up high.
21st Apr '16 5:33:23 AM erforce
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* DrivesLikeCrazy - Mark Rein's driver in the gameplay mentioned above. The city, as you may see, is designed just so the players can Drive Like Crazy: ramps to jump off from, gaps in highway barriers allowing you to drop to the street below, all sorts of random trash to be run over like in those [='70s=] movies and drainage canals for that ''Terminator2Judgmentday''-kind-of chases.

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* DrivesLikeCrazy - Mark Rein's driver in the gameplay mentioned above. The city, as you may see, is designed just so the players can Drive Like Crazy: ramps to jump off from, gaps in highway barriers allowing you to drop to the street below, all sorts of random trash to be run over like in those [='70s=] movies and drainage canals for that ''Terminator2Judgmentday''-kind-of ''Film/Terminator2Judgmentday''-kind-of chases.
14th Feb '16 11:54:34 AM NotSoBadassLongcoat
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* AndYourRewardIsClothes - In the original gaining standing with organizations and spending time in the clothing editor gave you customizable clothes, while gaining standing with contacts gave you preset ones, in case you're lazy and don't want to fiddle with the editor, but still have something decent-looking on. Preordering also granted you two different sets of clothing, one for Criminal characters, one for Enforcers. Beta testers also got a special shirt called "The Lousy Shirt," which says "I was in the APB beta and all I got was... MULTIPLE BULLET WOUNDS". In the Reloaded version all clothes, predesigned and designable are now unlocked via contact standing, forcing you to grind hours to get access to things like boots.

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* AndYourRewardIsClothes - In the original gaining standing with organizations and spending time in the clothing editor gave you customizable clothes, while gaining standing with contacts gave you preset ones, in case you're lazy and don't want to fiddle with the editor, but still have something decent-looking on. Preordering also granted you two different sets of clothing, one for Criminal characters, one for Enforcers. Beta Original closed beta testers also got a special shirt called "The Lousy Shirt," which says "I was in the APB beta and all I got was... MULTIPLE BULLET WOUNDS".WOUNDS" (beta testers for the Reloaded version received a permanent shotgun instead). In the Reloaded version all clothes, predesigned and designable are now unlocked via contact standing, forcing you to grind hours to get access to things like boots.



* BagOfSpilling: [=GamersFirst=] allows you to import your character from the retail version. You keep your clothes and some other customizations, but lose all your gear.

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* BagOfSpilling: [=GamersFirst=] allows you to import your character from the retail version. You keep your clothes and some other customizations, but lose all your gear.gear, including cars.
5th Aug '15 12:10:36 PM SetsunasaNiWa
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'''''APB: All Points Bulletin'''''(now APB: Reloaded) is a Massively Multiplayer Online Action Game, clearly inspired by the ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' series and developed by Real Time Worlds, creators of ''{{Crackdown}}''. The players can play either as [[CowboyCop Enforcers]] or as [[CaptainObvious Criminals]] of [[CityOfAdventure San Paro]] for each side there are two factions (Prentiss Tigers and Praetorians for Enforcers, and G-Kings and Blood Roses for Criminals), each with its own bonuses and unlockable content.

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'''''APB: All Points Bulletin'''''(now APB: Reloaded) is a Massively Multiplayer Online Action Game, clearly inspired by the ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' series and developed by Real Time Worlds, creators of ''{{Crackdown}}''. The players can play either as [[CowboyCop Enforcers]] or as [[CaptainObvious Criminals]] Criminals of [[CityOfAdventure San Paro]] for each side there are two factions (Prentiss Tigers and Praetorians for Enforcers, and G-Kings and Blood Roses for Criminals), each with its own bonuses and unlockable content.
4th May '15 8:31:55 AM SeptimusHeap
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** Original there were also two additional factions and one extra district planned. The RedRain and the SPPD in the Midtown District. Reverences to them can still be found in the character bios.

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** Original there were also two additional factions and one extra district planned. The RedRain Literature/RedRain and the SPPD in the Midtown District. Reverences to them can still be found in the character bios.
17th Mar '15 11:49:07 AM Sammettik
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* UnusableEnemyEquipment - Not actualy weapons or mods, but clothes. Charlotte Bloodrose, Zombie, LaRocha and Sofia, unlike every other contact or NPC in the game, are not made with the character creator but direct copies of their concept art. As a result their unique clothes can not be used by players.

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* UnusableEnemyEquipment - Not actualy actually weapons or mods, but clothes. Charlotte Bloodrose, Zombie, LaRocha and Sofia, unlike every other contact or NPC in the game, are not made with the character creator but direct copies of their concept art. As a result their unique clothes can not be used by players.
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